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Saturday, Oct 19 2013 01:59 PM

PHOTO GALLERY: Shafter celebrates 100 years with parade and more

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    James Hope waves from his old pick-up during Shafter's Centennial Celebration Saturday along the parade route. Hope has run a lawn mower shop in the downtown area for many years.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Ethan Romero rode his customized low-rider bicycle during Saturday's events in Shafter.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Family fun Saturday in Shafter during the 100 year anniversary celebration.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    The colorful Corners One Express makes its way around the streets of Shafter Saturday.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Shafter Boxing Club members put on a good show Saturday in Shafter during their 100 year anniversary.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Dave and Debbie Freeland drive Kern County Supervisor of the 1st District Mick Gleason in Freeland's 1956 Chevy Pick-up in the parade in Shafter Saturday.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Shafter Girl Scout Troop #2447 members were dressed for the Centennial Celebration Saturday in Shafter.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    The Kirschenmann Farms established in 1919 had a large presence in Saturday's events in Shafter.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    On the Distinguished Young Women of Shafter float, all the participants wave at the crowd during Saturday's events.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Number 25 in Saturday's Centennial Celebration in Shafter, Ethan Romero, cruises along the parade route on his custom-made low-rider bicycle that his father bought for him on a recent birthday.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Shafter High School marching band tuba player David Valencia plays music with the school's band Saturday during the Centennial Celebration.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Shafter HIgh school class of 1968 graduates had their own float in Saturday's big celebration in downtown Shafter.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Saturday's parade in Shafter had more than 80 entries and was enjoyed by many including this group along the parade route.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Just for fun one of the parade entrants had the captured panther they spotted in Shafter earlier this year.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    The Counts Car Club of Shafter had a long string of restored classics along the parade route.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Retired California Highway Patrol Sgt. Jerry Boyle drives his restored CHP 1973 Dodge Coronet test vehicle in the parade in Shafter Saturday. He was followed by the Boy Souts carrying the American flag and several others.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    The Grand Marshall Pioneers had a lot of waving to do Saturday in Shafter during the Centennial Celebration as their float travels past the crowds of people along the parade route.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Some of the children along the Centennial Celebration parade route in Shafter Saturday kept an eye on the parade while others enjoyed the treats they brought to the event.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Jake Neuman has a nice touch along the Shafter parade route walking with the two Belgian Draft horses that were busy pulling the Grand Marshall Pioneers float during the Centennial Celebration.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    The Minter Field Air Museum participants in Saturday's parade in Shafter put on a good show with plenty of vehicles to show off to spectators along the parade route for the Centennial Celebration.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    During the MInter Field airplane fly-by Saturday morning the noise was a little loud for some of the spectators during the Centennial Celebration.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Matteo Ruiz watches the Shafter Centennial parade with his family while wearing his firefighter boots and cowboy hat along the parade route.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Von Unruh shares a Shafter Centennial Celebration breakfast with her granddaughter Faith McCaslin Saturday morning at the American Legion Hall.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Two World War II vintage planes from Minter Field did a fly-by over spectators during Shafter's Centennial Celebration in this October 2013 photo.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Waiting for the Shafter Centennial Celebration parade to begin Saturday morning, the city Mayor Jon Johnston, left, sits on the running boards of the 1920 Seagraves fire engine with Jim Hester, right.

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By The Bakersfield Californian

It was good times in Shafter on Saturday during the Shafter Centennial Celebration.

The festivities included a big parade. Californian photographer Casey Christie was there to capture the spirit of the day.

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